Backup options

Additional data charges might apply when you use this feature. For information, contact your wireless service provider.

Automatically Back Up
Set BlackBerry Protect to back up your data based on a regular schedule. If you select this option, BlackBerry Protect backs up your data in the background only when you are not using your BlackBerry device. If a scheduled backup cannot be completed (for example, if your device is not connected to the wireless network at the scheduled backup time), BlackBerry Protect tries again until the backup succeeds. If you do not select this option, you can still back up your data manually.
Backup Frequency
Specify how often you want BlackBerry Protect to automatically back up your data.
Only Back Up over Wi-Fi
Specify whether BlackBerry Protect backs up your data only when your device is connected to a Wi-Fi network. You can use this option to reduce data usage on your wireless service plan, however BlackBerry Protect might be unable to back up your data as frequently. If you select this option and a Wi-Fi network is not available when a scheduled backup time arrives, BlackBerry Protect backs up your data the next time that your device connects to a Wi-Fi network. If you do not select this option, BlackBerry Protect still backs up your data over a Wi-Fi network when one is available, but if a Wi-Fi network is not available, BlackBerry Protect backs up your data over the wireless network.
Allow Backup When Roaming
Specify whether BlackBerry Protect backs up your data automatically when your device is outside your wireless service provider's coverage area. You can turn off this option to reduce roaming charges from your wireless service provider. If you turn off this option and your device is roaming when a scheduled backup time arrives, BlackBerry Protect backs up your data the next time that your device is within your wireless service provider's coverage area or the next time that your device connects to a Wi-Fi network.


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